Today In History
In 1916: The United States purchased the Danish Virgin Islands for $25 million.
In 1944: Nazi police raided the hiding place of 15-year-old Anne Frank, whose diary became a famous account of the Holocaust. She died at a concentration camp.
In 1964: The bodies of missing civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were found buried in an earthen dam in Mississippi.